Some people can't understand that many progressive Blacks from Du Bois, to King, to post-Mecca Malcolm, to the Panthers to most contemporary youth with BlackLivesMatters (or Moral Mondays) believe that we have to deal BOTH with matters internal to our community which requires INDEPENDENT Black organizations and associations, and with the totality of the struggle for human liberation which requires alliances with progresives whites, Latinos, Jews, Asians, Arabs or whoever. If you look at some the old Black Panther Newspapers still in my mother's closet, you find articles talking about what we need to do INSIDE the Black community that CANNOT be done by anyone else. But you also see articles emphasizing how the full achievement of what we want to accomplish inside our communities is bound up with the struggles of peoples everywhere. It's not rocket science, but you do have to make some effort to THINK rather than being an ankle biting smart a__ like freddy. Fortunately, I wasn't reared on the kind of narrow nationalism or (as some critical race theorists say) "racial essentialism" of NOI, the so-called black Hebrews or Ron Karenga's US. Perhaps I would have been if the Panthers hadn't happened in the projects after King was killed. For my mom became pro-Panther after King was killed, and we (me and my little sis) were influence by that REVOLUTIONARY tendency while we were growing up. (But we did have older cousins in the South who were down with SNCC when we were kids). Being sandwiched between the generation that made the movement of the 1960s (including older kindred) and the youth I'm teaching in academia today --youth who are fomenting the NEW movements--I see myself as a link and as mentor-student. I'm a mentor just as were elders (e.g. Paul Coates, Eddy Conway, Sharon K) from the 60s mentored me, and a student because I am always learning---learnin g from youth, contemporaries, and elders. So there is a intergenerational continuum of struggle. The traitorous freddy says that my choices are questionable, while presumably his choice of treachery is beyond reproach. Well, I recall Paul Robeson once said that every artist can choose to be a voice from freedom and liberation or an apologist for oppression. Robeson his choice was to be a voice for human freedom. That is also my choice as a philosopher, teacher, writer and MAN; to be an ally and comrade of the oppressed and dispossessed; especially (though not exclusively) of the despised Black poor from whose loins I sprang. For this I make no apologies. And it is not I who needs to explain. Le Peuple au pouvoir!!!!
East Baltimore is a beleaguered community. Mainly, it's white racists and bourgeois negro reactionaries who describe it as a "sh___e " or (as you once did) "depraved. " At any rate, I'm convinced that I KNOW more about East Baltimore than you do. And your posts don't reveal the mind of a socialist, but of a reactionary and a bigot This evident in your PERPETUAL defense of fascist pig cops, and your ENDLESS vilification of the masses of the Black people of America. In short, you're a poseur and an enemy of the people.
This moron doesn't even know that I'm a democratic socialist even thought that's been obvious in AA Forum for years. He obviously has also missed my critiques of what I call simplistic racial analyses and racial essentialism. What has sometimes happened in American history is that the struggles of the Blacks have precipitated struggles EVERYWHERE, as I stated in my post directed to Barros. So, do they teaching basic READING in British schools any longer?
Actually, about 45% of Blacks are married; and about 90% of the married Black men are wedded to Black wives